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Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 25 August 1989 (USA)
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

John Varley (short story "Air Raid"), John Varley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Bill Smith
Cheryl Ladd ... Louise Baltimore
Daniel J. Travanti ... Arnold Mayer
Robert Joy ... Sherman
Lloyd Bochner ... Walters
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Coventry
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Tom Stanley
Maury Chaykin ... Roger Keane
Al Waxman ... Dr. Brindle
Lawrence Dane ... Vern Rockwell
Thomas Hauff ... Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky ... Janz
Raymond O'Neill Raymond O'Neill ... Harold Davis
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Briley
David Calderisi ... Leacock
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Storyline

Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate mankind from those about to perish in the past. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The people aboard flight 35 are about to land 1,000 years from where they planned to. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Millenium See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,692, 27 August 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,777,099
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To create the time-travel effects of the Gate, cinematographer Rene Ohashi produced the ghostly shimmering lights by spinning metal wheels covered in Mylar. See more »

Goofs

Before traveling back in time to 1963, Louise watches a film montage to familiarize herself with American culture of that year. However the film includes a brief shot of an American astronaut performing a space-walk, which first happened in 1965. See more »

Quotes

Bill Smith: [Louise and Bill have gotten into Louise's sports car; Louise rockets out of the parking space] Tower clear you for that take-off?
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Alternate Versions

Two different endings of this film exist. The first simply shows the destruction of Futureworld after Bill and Louise step through the Gate. The second shows an actual trip through the Gate after Futureworld is destroyed. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Maybe I'm a nut...but I liked this film.
8 April 2000 | by localman-2See all my reviews

It is campy, no doubt, and there are a couple of scenes that try to take themselves seriously and fall flat, but overall I thought it was a clever, original film with lots of sci-fi fan humor and a bunch of unexpected but meaningful plot twists.

If you like campy, idealistic sci-fi you might want to give it a shot.


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